Melissa is the Founder and Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures and has more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and venture investor. Before Arbor Ventures, Melissa was a Managing Director and a member of the Investment Committee at VantagePoint Capital Partners, where she invested in early stage technology companies in Asia, Europe and Silicon Valley. In 2007, Melissa moved to Hong Kong to build VantagePoint’s investment practice in the region, establishing offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai. Prior Investments include Finisar (FNSR), NuCore (Mediatek), Pure Digital (Cisco), Oxford Semiconductor (PLX Technology) and iWatt (Dialogics). Her current board positions include DemystData, Exchange Corporation, and TravelersBox. Melissa attended Wellesley College and earned a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Florida. She is the author of the paper “Venture Capital Returns and Public Market Performance.” Melissa is the Co-chair of the HKVCA Venture Committee, a member of the Board of Directors of the HKVCA and a member to the Hong Kong SFC on Innovation. Additionally, she was a guest lecturer on the Venture Capital Industry at the University of Florida, Hong Kong University, Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Melissa is also a Hopkins Fellow and participated in the Women’s Leadership Program at Harvard University. She is also recognized as a Top 100 Influencer in FinTech, NxtBnk (2016) and Always On FinTech Power Player (2015) as well as one of the Top 13 Women in Asia of Tech Influencers.